BSO launches trio of ultra-low latency trading routes

27 July 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider BSO has today launched three new premium ultra-low latency trading routes enhancing connectivity between Chicago and key financial hubs in Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai.

The news, which will immediately benefit its finance customers, comes after BSO partnered with Russia’s carrier-neutral data centre operator IXcellerate in May to improve fibre access into and out of Moscow

BSO is continually investing in its US backbone with an emphasis on lowering latencies and establishing new points of presence (PoPs) on the world’s busiest financial trading routes. BSO’s global network now spans 20 countries with 86 data centre locations.

Michael Ourabah340px“Our mission is to lead through innovation, and by engineering the fastest connections from Chicago to the East demonstrates our capability to deliver the very best to our clients,” says Michael Ourabah, CEO at BSO.

“Investment in these key financial trading routes into the Chicago market shows how BSO is extending its market-leading expertise in ultra-low latency connectivity across Europe, the Middle East and Asia over to the American markets."

The new Chicago routes feature what BSO claim to be “market-leading ultra-low latencies” and are bidirectional:

CME Aurora <> MOEX M1, Moscow – 105.40 ms RTD

CME Aurora <> DGCX, Dubai – 180.95 ms RTD

CME Aurora <> BKC, Mumbai – 176.95 ms RTD

The news supports what Ourabah told Capacity about its backbone investments in an interview earlier this year: "We are really focusing on emerging markets, and being the telco that can bring enterprises from the established North American and European markets to emerging markets across Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

“As well as the established financial hubs of London, Paris, New York, Frankfurt and Milan, BSO also has added PoPs in the likes of Stockholm, Moscow, Chicago, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Budapest and Warsaw.”

Ourabah added that the Chicago launch is “the first of many upcoming announcements” for the long-haul network services provider as it aspires to become a major US player.